• The menstrual cycle has a huge influence on a female’s metabolic state and training results.
  • The follicular phase is when women should focus on progress. It’s characterized by a higher tolerance for pain and increasing levels of endurance.
  • Insulin sensitivity is higher during the follicular phase. Her body will be more prone to using carbs to fuel muscle gains.
  • During ovulation, high estrogen levels can make women more prone to injury.
  • During the luteal phase, the female body will rely more on fat as a fuel source.

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